Analytic Evolution of Singular Distribution Amplitudes in QCD
Abstract
Distribution amplitudes (DAs) are the basic functions that contain information about the quark momentum. DAs are necessary to describe hard exclusive processes in quantum chromodynamics. We describe a method of analytic evolution of DAs that have singularities such as nonzero values at the end points of the support region, jumps at some points inside the support region and cusps. We illustrate the method by applying it to the evolution of a at (constant) DA, antisymmetric at DA, and then use the method for evolution of the twophoton generalized distribution amplitude. Our approach to DA evolution has advantages over the standard method of expansion in Gegenbauer polynomials [1, 2] and over a straightforward iteration of an initial distribution with evolution kernel. Expansion in Gegenbauer polynomials requires an infinite number of terms in order to accurately reproduce functions in the vicinity of singular points. Straightforward iteration of an initial distribution produces logarithmically divergent terms at each iteration. In our method the logarithmic singularities are summed from the start, which immediately produces a continuous curve. Afterwards, in order to get precise results, only one or two iterations are needed.
 Authors:
 Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC26)
 OSTI Identifier:
 1346715
 Report Number(s):
 JLABPHY142024; DOE/OR/231774100
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC0506OR23177
 Resource Type:
 Thesis/Dissertation
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS
Citation Formats
Tandogan Kunkel, Asli. Analytic Evolution of Singular Distribution Amplitudes in QCD. United States: N. p., 2014.
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Tandogan Kunkel, Asli. Analytic Evolution of Singular Distribution Amplitudes in QCD. United States. doi:10.2172/1346715.
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We describe a method of analytic evolution of distribution amplitudes (DA) that have singularities, such as nonzero values at the endpoints of the support region, jumps at some points inside the support region and cusps. We illustrate the method by applying it to the evolution of a flat (constant) DA, antisymmetric at DA and then use it for evolution of the twophoton generalized distribution amplitude. Our approach has advantages over the standard method of expansion in Gegenbauer polynomials, which requires infinite number of terms in order to accurately reproduce functions in the vicinity of singular points, and over a straightforwardmore »